I am a fifth year Machine Learning PhD student (now ABD) in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I am co-advised by Jeff Schneider and Barnabas Poczos. I am a member of the Auton Lab and the StatML Group. Prior to CMU, I completed my B.Sc in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

My research interests lie in the intersection of statistical and algorithmic Machine Learning. My current research spans bandit problems, Bayesian optimisation, Gaussian processes, nonparametric statistics and graphical models. As of late, I have also hopped on the deep learning bandwagon. For more details, see my publications.

I am generously supported by a Facebook PhD fellowship (2017) and a CMU Presidential fellowship (2015).

Recent updates

Sep 29: Talk at Facebook on Multi-fidelity Bayesian Optimisation [slides]
Sep 27: Talk at Google on Parallelised Thompson Sampling [slides]


GHC 8213
Machine Learning Department
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000, Forbes Ave.   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

email:   kandasamy [at] cs (dot) cmu {dot} edu